How does yoga class turn into an aerobic one? Let Austin join!
Yesterday I picked Austin up from school and his teacher informed he that all he did during yoga class was jump, spin, move around and not stick with the program. You see, yesterday morning, I thought, he had not slept enough so I should really keep him home but I did not, he wanted to go to school. Somedays I just don't listen to that little voice when I know it will go badly if I do not. I warned the teachers that he was tired and it could end up being a trying day for them. They did not seem concerned ... at 8:40 a.m.!
When Austin is tired he is less focussed and becomes more active. When he has to do an activity like yoga, tiredness is most certainly a factor. He is stimulated by this normally (I have decided to contact his OT again and bring her into help, maybe she has a way to calm him down). (I have also changed his swimming class to private lessons for 8 weeks and then will keep him in a limited class instead.) I realize that he cannot help being more stimulated than other children in these environments, so I must adjust it to suit him better.
This post may discourage some of you, sometimes I am discouraged but quickly turn around and try to figure out how I can help the situation. It is still not easy, I get that. I am new to this journey too but as I have said before, you have to celebrate the positives and address the challenges. Sometimes it hurts my heart that I cannot wave a magic wand and change everything for my sweet boy, but I know if I keep working and helping him, it will in time.
*HUGS* to all.